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Fashion and the Awards Shows

It’s that time of year again.  Time for every stylist and stylist wanna be to get ready for the red carpets of awards season.  When I am setting up a photo shoot, I like to think of myself as a 1/6 stylist.  In that vein, I must admit that I am obsessively interested in the fashions and styling displayed on the red carpets of award season.  The night after a major award show, I can be found going over the photos and giving my opinion of this fashion or that.  I shared my picks and pans of last years Golden Globes and readers enjoyed it so I decided to try again this year.  I am getting started early with some picks and pans from The Critic’s Choice Awards and The People’s Choice Awards.

There is much to like in fashion and styling so far this award season……

1) Ms Anne Hathaway or rather…her stylist Rachel Zoe.  She was a feast for the eyes at the Critics Choice Awards in this gorgeous and as yet unseen Oscar de la Renta beaded gown.  That’s right folks…I believe this is a never before seen Oscar de la Renta design…not seen for 2013 Pre-Fall or 2013 Spring RTW or even 2013 Resort.  Rachel Zoe certainly has some pull for her celebrity clients .   Let’s hope, for her sake and the eyes of all the retinal seared photographers,  she was wearing her undergarments this time. Smile 

Anne Hathaway

2) Emily Rossum at the Critics Choice Awards.  So fresh and flowing.  Perfect choice for her and the red carpet.Emily Rossum in Carolina Herrera copy

3) Jennifer Lawrence at the Critics Choice Awards.  I love how fierce this design is and how strong this actress presents herself.  You go girl!!  Love the simple accessories and fresh makeup. 

Jennifer Lawrence in Prabal Gurung copy

4) Eva Longoria at Critics Choice Awards.  I love the color and femininity of this design. 

Eva Longoria in Monique Lhuillier copy

And 5) Julianne Hough at People’s Choice Awards.  Does this woman EVER look bad in anything??!!  I don’t believe I have ever seen her looking..well..say a little tired or haggard or like she grocery shops at Safeway.  Love this sparkly and fun number from Tony Ward.  It fits beautifully with the fun sassy hair and fresh faced makeup.  It is just plain fun and perfect for the People’s Choice Award.  This dress and styling gets my vote!

Julianne Hough in Tony Ward Couture copy

Now for some of the “Huh?!!!” moments….

1)  This has to be one of my all time biggest “Huh??!!!” moments while viewing the red carpet photos.  Elle Fanning is an absolutely adorable and gorgeous young woman.  I don’t know who styles her but they need to seriously consider a career change.  Oh my word!!  Did the stylist get up that morning and say “ I am going to put Elle Fanning in a shower curtain.” ??  I know, I know..but it’s a Chanel shower curtain.  I don’t give a rip.  It didn’t look good on the runway, IMHO, and it doesn’t look any better on poor “caught in the shower” Elle.  Oh…and don’t’ even get me started on those shoes!!  I think my Grandma had a pair…in 1970.

Elle Fanning in Chanel copy

2)   I love Amanda Seyfried.  God bless her..she went with whatever the stylist had laid out for her.  The first red flag here is that the runway model had football “eye black” on when strutting down the runway in this number….never a good omen.  Secondly, this gowns best side ( if it indeed has one) appears to be shown in movement.  Excellent when moving down a runway…not so excellent when you are forced to stand and pose in front of hundreds of shutterbugs on a red carpet.  When it comes to accessorizing, there is minimal and then there is non-existent.  Did the stylist run out of time??!!  The color of the gown is good…I will give it that and only that.Amanda Seyfried in Maricos Schwab copy

3) Sally Field….what happened??!!  Did you have to come to the Critic’s Choice Awards straight from the office?  I know this is more of a casual affair but not THAT casual.  The hair and makeup are fantastic!!  The dress… a little too Ann Taylor office dressy for me.  Sally Field

The Golden Globes are tonight….will have more picks and pans for you tomorrow Smile


10 responses

  1. Why do I think Sally Field is making a political rather than a fashion statement? She is certainly not a stupid or unexperienced woman. I’m thinking that these awards shouldn’t even be up there on the level of the Academy Awards and require extravagant couture. Who knows. She looks great. I agree with you about Fanning. It’s resort wear. Maybe she came from the beach and didn’t have time to chage. ❤

    January 13, 2013 at 8:10 am

    • Thank you for the comment Terri! Political statement or not…Sally Field’s stylist still needs to make an effort. 🙂

      January 14, 2013 at 8:36 am

  2. I love your review and, somehow, I’m not seeing Chanel at all in the “curtain” … strange …

    January 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    • Exactly! I would never have guessed Chanel on this one.

      January 14, 2013 at 8:36 am

  3. Sally might talk w/Helen Mirren, another woman of a certain age who dresses age and body appropriate on the red carpet. Sally is in great shape, so why not show off? She’s always played it so safe and laid back. She’s having a career renaissance. She should fly and ride the surf!

    January 13, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    • In complete agreement here. 🙂

      January 14, 2013 at 8:37 am

  4. Helen Mirren delivered at Golden Globes!!! I didn’t even realize they were tonight … so busy creating website for a pal/client. For fun, logged onto huffingtonpost (yes, that’s my idea of fun).

    Some stunning dresses! Kate Hudson in A McQueen, whatta stunning photo! Eva (talk about leg)! Jessica Alba! Amanda S: wrong! JLo: predictable. Haven’t finished viewing but had to drop this note.

    Helen Mirren, whatta knockout. Now Sally, are you listening?? She’s kept her figure, so flaunt it (age appropriate).

    SO looking forward to your feedback. Love reading your comments … back to the slide show.

    January 13, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    • Posted my feedback and comments for the GG. 🙂 I agree that Helen Mirren always manages to look fantastic.

      January 14, 2013 at 8:39 am

  5. NylonBleu

    It is just wonderful to see the dresses on the runway, and then in real life.
    And immediatly, I think we can see that to be a model realy is a full work…. Those mannequins are not only there to wear the dresses, they made one with them, they act in them… and this is not always true in real life, even if the outfits are worn by famous and beautiful actresses…
    Perhaps some people can have an other opinion, but, for me, all the dresses are soooooo much more perfect on the models… even the infamous shower dress (is it realy Chanel ? I ask myself what was in Karl’s mind when he accepted it…..)
    Great comparisons, I totaly enjoyded it !!!

    January 17, 2013 at 3:16 am

    • Thank you Isabelle! Yes, the shower curtain is indeed Chanel. I completely agree with you that I have no idea what Karl was thinking when he put this one on the runway…perhaps he was yearning for a shower LOL! I certainly agree with you in that many runway fashions simply will not translate well to the red carpet because most actresses are not 5’9″, 112 lbs wringing wet with zero body fat.

      January 20, 2013 at 4:31 pm

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